Chris Parry - Handmade Jewellery - My Story
You have found a jeweller with over 20 years of experience, designing and handmaking jewellery. My current goal, is simply to work directly for my discerning clients like you. Offering exceptional quality.
That cheeky 8 year old over there, has learnt some life lessons along the way. Admittedly he was a lot more handsome.
Offering unbeatable items with fantastic guarantees.
I have nothing to hide and I am not going anywhere fast. That is why I offer an unbelievable 6 month refund policy and 5 year warranty.
That is not only unheard of in the jewellery industry, but it's pretty much unheard of in any industry. You are literally in the safest of hands right here. You can rest assured that you have found the right jeweller.
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A personal message from me, once a month to let you know about the latest designs, offers and general news. It's strange but some folk don't want to save money and want to miss out on the latest designs!
Completing My First Obstacle Race
Unlike so many business's out there, you can make an appointment and come visit me at my workshop/shop. Over 20 years ago I started out with a crude website and I worked on a rickety bench in my basement.
I have worked hard, upgraded my premises several times and I now own my own workshop/shop in Kent.
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I consider myself an "eternal student". I'm either working or learning something new. Sometimes I am doing both. I love to read, and you can now devour audio books or podcasts as you work. I am so very curious about all manner of things.
At work I strive to learn and apply new skills. In my leisure time I strive to improve my painting and drawing skills.
Toenails Falling Off ! My Proudest Achievement
Around 2015 I decided I was a bit fat and unfit, so I took up running.
To cut a long story short, I got hooked on running ultramarathons. An ultramarathon is widely considered to be anything over 50 miles.
Over the years I have run multiple ultra's and multi-day races. The downside, is that all that running, you develop blood blisters under your toenails , and they simply fall off. I'll spare you the video's.
135 Miles. Or One Lap Of Anglesey
My longest run was "The Ring Of Fire" - 135 miles on the coastal path around Anglesey. It is a gruelling race, up and down cliffs, along beaches until you have circled The Welsh Island of Anglesey.
I attempted it twice and completed it once. The first time I ran 100 miles and pulled out with a horrid ankle injury. My second attempt was successful. Day 1 - run 35 miles - Day 2 - run 70 miles. Day 3 - run 35 miles.
100 Miles In One Day.
I have also completed numerous 50 mile races, 100 mile races and surprisingly only 2 regular marathons. Apart from the umpteen hours of training runs in all weathers and at all hours of the day.
It might sound awful, but I find something truly tranquil in the solitude and the fact that you are not racing anyone else, just trying to see if you can get to the finish line. The time is never relevant. The simple question, is did you toe the start line and did you finish?
I drink too much coffee.
Late at night you will find me running through fields with my head torch on. I run about 30 miles a week.
On a Sunday you might find me in an antique shop.
Keep In Touch
I'd love to keep in touch with you. I have a special newsletter that I send out about once a month. It's only sent to those that subscribe.
What I am working on. What is in the pipeline. What offers I have created for those on my newsletter list.
In my spare time I love to paint in oils. I prefer the Alla Prima style ( which means to paint in one go, wet into wet.) It is a style of painting that requires confidence as you paint from observation and make your decisions on the fly. I have recently started to list some of my original oil paintings on my website. You can find me on Instagram under the handle @chrisparryart
I am inspired by the world around me, and I am constantly looking for new subjects to paint. I am also inspired by the work of other artists, and I try to learn from their techniques and styles.
I believe that art is a powerful tool for communication, and I hope that my work will touch the lives of others.I am inspired by the world around me, and I am constantly looking for new subjects to paint.